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HTML Audio/Video DOM Reference


HTML Audio and Video DOM Reference

The HTML5 DOM has methods, properties, and events for the <audio> and <video> elements.

These methods, properties, and events allow you to manipulate <audio> and <video> elements using JavaScript.


HTML Audio/Video Methods

Method Description
addTextTrack() Adds a new text track to the audio/video
canPlayType() Checks if the browser can play the specified audio/video type
load() Re-loads the audio/video element
play() Starts playing the audio/video
pause() Pauses the currently playing audio/video

HTML Audio/Video Properties

Property Description
audioTracks Returns an AudioTrackList object representing available audio tracks
autoplay Sets or returns if the audio/video should start playing as soon as it is loaded
buffered Returns a TimeRanges object representing the buffered parts of the audio/video
controller Returns the MediaController object representing the current media controller of the audio/video
controls Sets or returns if the audio/video should display controls (like play/pause etc.)
crossOrigin Sets or returns the CORS settings of the audio/video
currentSrc Returns the URL of the current audio/video
currentTime Sets or returns the current playback position in the audio/video (in seconds)
defaultMuted Sets or returns if the audio/video is muted by default
defaultPlaybackRate Sets or returns the default speed of the audio/video playback
duration Returns the length of the current audio/video (in seconds)
ended Returns if the playback of the audio/video has ended or not
error Returns a MediaError object representing the error state of the audio/video
loop Sets or returns if the audio/video should start over again when finished
mediaGroup Sets or returns the group the audio/video belongs to (used to link multiple audio/video elements)
muted Sets or returns if the audio/video is muted or not
networkState Returns the current network state of the audio/video
paused Sets or returns if the audio/video is paused or not
playbackRate Sets or returns the speed of the audio/video playback
played Returns a TimeRanges object representing the played parts of the audio/video
preload Sets or returns if the audio/video should be loaded when the page loads
readyState Returns the current ready state of the audio/video
seekable Returns a TimeRanges object representing the seekable parts of the audio/video
seeking Returns if the user is currently seeking in the audio/video
src Sets or returns the current source of the audio/video element
startDate Returns a Date object representing the current time offset
textTracks Returns a TextTrackList object representing the available text tracks
videoTracks Returns a VideoTrackList object representing the available video tracks
volume Sets or returns the volume of the audio/video

HTML Audio/Video Events

Event Description
abort Fires when the loading of an audio/video is aborted
canplay Fires when the browser can start playing the audio/video
canplaythrough Fires when the browser can play through the audio/video without stopping for buffering
durationchange Fires when the duration of the audio/video is changed
emptied Fires when the current playlist is empty
ended Fires when the current playlist is ended
error Fires when an error occurred during the loading of an audio/video
loadeddata Fires when the browser has loaded the current frame of the audio/video
loadedmetadata Fires when the browser has loaded meta data for the audio/video
loadstart Fires when the browser starts looking for the audio/video
pause Fires when the audio/video has been paused
play Fires when the audio/video has been started or is no longer paused
playing Fires when the audio/video is ready to play after having been paused or stopped for buffering
progress Fires when the browser is downloading the audio/video
ratechange Fires when the playing speed of the audio/video is changed
seeked Fires when the user is finished moving/skipping to a new position in the audio/video
seeking Fires when the user starts moving/skipping to a new position in the audio/video
stalled Fires when the browser is trying to get media data, but data is not available
suspend Fires when the browser is intentionally not getting media data
timeupdate Fires when the current playback position has changed
volumechange Fires when the volume has been changed
waiting Fires when the video stops because it needs to buffer the next frame


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